Valerie Short, RN, ACHRN, CWCN, CWS, CMBS, FACCWS
Director of Operations & Compliance
Valerie has accrued 30 years of experience within the health care delivery field, the last 18 of which have focused on the development, introduction and longitudinal support of comprehensive wound healing and hyperbaric medicine centers. Valerie is a widely regarded subject matter expert on a range of topics that include heath care regulatory standards, related compliance and practice requirements, and analysis of new products in the context of their respective clinical value, cost-containment and inventory control. Her long-standing certification status as a medical billing specialist has extended her consulting expertise and guidance to coding conventions, claim filing, hospital consultation audit and practice oversight. Valerie's ongoing liaison with purchasers of health care serves to generate unique insights into evolving and pending CMS/Medicare rules, regulations and guidelines as they apply to the interrelated disciplines of comprehensive wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Her licensure, certifications and other qualifications provide a glimpse into the extent to which she has elevated and maintained her expertise and professional standing.
Valerie serves as course director and principal instructor for 'Fundamentals in Wound Care' and is a member of the faculty of "Primary Training in Hyperbaric Medicine'. Both of these courses are approved educational offerings by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology. Valerie is an elected member of the Board of Directors of both the UHMS and the NBDHMT.